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Cajun Fest is Saturday, August 20 in downtown Kent


This Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 3-8 p.m., the Kent Downton Partnership will host the first Cajun Fest event – a first for Kent, to be held at Burlington Green Park (map below).

There is so much to do and enjoy at this event which includes free entry and loads of fun things to spend the day with. The weather report looks sunny, giving you one of the last chances of summer to enjoy glorious sunshine with plenty of leafy and artificial shade.

Dance, dine and have a Cajun good time at the Cajun Food and Music Festival – where Southern culture and hospitality transform historic downtown Kent into our very own “Little Louisiana”!

The event will take place in the Burlington Green Park and Railroad Avenue; the adjacent street will be closed and come alive with live music, food, beer garden, artists/makers. A fun and exciting 2nd line parade will get you up and marching to the beat. You can also take advantage of vendors, children’s activities and more. Flamboyant costumes in the Louisiana/Mardi Gras style are encouraged.

While you are here you can help “Name the Gator”. Their new Cajun Fest mascot needs a name, and the KDP is asking for everyone’s ideas and submissions. Run towards them Facebook Where instagram pages and add your alligator name (enter it as many times as you want). KDP will choose the three most popular names and share them at Cajun Fest on Saturday, August 20. The name with the most votes at Cajun Fest will win a prize. AND you could win a prize just for submitting your mascot name.

Here’s what’s on the list for this fun event:

    • MUSICIANS: Bayou Envie, Zydeco Lowdown, Swamp Soul, Nick Vigarino’s Meantown Blues, Jukebox Jamzz
    • BEER GARDEN: Half Lion Brewing
    • FOOD: Crawfish King, Po Boy n’ Tings Dat Creole Soul Full Tilt Ice Cream, Cheddarboy Plus local restaurants and downtown pubs on the same block or walking distance.
    • ARTISTS AND CREATORS: with more than 20 local and regional artists and creators.

New Orleans style costumes encouraged, washboards, folding chairs and blankets. FREE family event, guaranteed good time.

This is a free event, RSVP requested here:


Burlington Green Park is located at 101-299 Railroad Ave N, Kent, WA 98032: